Big thanks to #metagenics for coming out yesterday and removing over 200 lbs of #trash out of the #uppernewportbay

Big thanks to #metagenics for coming out and removing over 200 lbs of #trash out of the #uppernewportbay

In addition to native habitat restoration, the Newport Bay Conservancy undertakes many other stewardship activities including habitat restoration, interpretive kiosk creative design and refurbishment, and trash removal.

The most important community involvement event is Annual Coastal Cleanup Day at the Bay which takes place each September is a shining example of partnership in action. Over 1,000 people venture out into the marsh from the land and the water to remove over 10,000 lbs. of trash in a well-coordinated effort.

Between September and February when the bird breeding season starts we organize many mini cleanup events in partnership with various local organizations. If you have a group that would like to perform a service activity, please contact Program Coordinator, Carissa Macias at carissa.macias@newportbay.org.  During low-tide events below, we will be cleaning up from the land. Bring yourself, some friends/family, and help us clean the Bay. For these events, everything is provided but make sure to wear close-toed shoes and pants that you don’t mind getting a little muddy.

New in 2017: Partnership with Newport-Irvine Rotary: A Saturday of every month during HIGH tide, get out on the water and help us remove floating debris from kayaks. These events are listed below. To guarantee a kayak, must RSVP to carissa.macias@newportbay.org or call 949-923-2269.

Additional Cleanup Days

Saturday, June 3
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Newport Aquatic Center

Saturday, July 8
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Newport Aquatic Center

Saturday, August 5
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Newport Aquatic Center

Saturday, September 2
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Newport Aquatic Center